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Our friends at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit are hosting cyber.org for a workshop in cybersecurity for middle and high school teachers!  The middle school workshop is 12/12 and the high school workshop is 12/13 (both 9am-3pm).  These will take place at the MCIU headquarters in Norristown PA. 
Launchpad Philly is a free tech training program available for all 11th and 12th graders city-wide. Their mission is to connect high schoolers to high paying careers in the tech industry. The program is 2.5 years, paid, and equips students with coding skills, work-ready soft skills, industry certifications, and up to 30 college credits. More info is attached. If you are interested in employer partnership or volunteering, please reach out to our executive director Dannyelle Austin (dannyelle@launchpadphilly.org).

Out-of-school time leaders will engage in the Museum of Science, Boston’s Youth Engineering Solutions Out-of-School engineering curriculum as they prepare to lead professional learning sessions for out-of-school educators. MOS staff will lead educators in a hands-on experience with one curriculum unit. Throughout, participants will pause to reflect on their experience from an educator and student perspective. We will provide participants with free access to the digital resources (including the curricular materials, slides, and handouts), and a materials kit for one unit, and support them as they host their own workshops.

NOTE: This training is being offered just prior to the EMPOWER 2023, Pennsylvania's OST Conference which is being held at the same location on December 7-9.  

Act 48 credit will be offered for this session. Please be sure to provide your PPID in order to receive the credit.


Registration is open for this event until Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 10:00 am.


   Computer Graphics Film Show -- SIGGRAPH Video Review

It’s time again to kick off our season of meetings with the annual computer graphics film show, featuring the latest and greatest computer animations direct from the ACM SIGGRAPH conference held this summer. Our expert commentator, Prof. Adam Finkelstein, will provide more information about the computer graphics techniques used in these films.

Adam Finkelstein is a professor in the Princeton University Department of Computer Science.  He is one of the organizers of the art of science exhibition at Princeton.  Finkelstein earned his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Washington. His awards include the NSF CAREER Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and he is a Fellow of the ACM.

   Date: Thursday October 19, 2023, 8:15pm EDT
     (Note:  Refreshments and networking start early – at 7:30 pm.
       See the “Celebration of Mind” announcement below.)
   Place: HYBRID MEETING (both in-person and online)
   In-person: Friend Center Auditorium, Room 101
        Princeton University, 79 William St., Princeton NJ
   How to register for the online meeting:
     * Send email to PrincetonACM@gmail.com
     * OR Register on Meetup.com (https://www.meetup.com/ieee-princeton-central-jersey-section/events/296640763)
   Information: Dennis Mancl (908) 285-1066
   On-line meeting notice:  https://PrincetonACM.acm.org/meetings/mtg2310.pdf

Princeton ACM / IEEE Computer Society meetings for the 2023-24 season will be "hybrid." You have a choice: attend the talk in-person, or view the meeting online from home.  To join the online, you must register in advance, and you will receive an email with instructions for how to connect to the talk.

All Princeton ACM / IEEE Computer Society meetings are open to the public.  Students and their parents are welcome.  There is no admission charge, and refreshments are served.

No pre-meeting dinner before the October meeting... we will resume pre-meeting dinners beginning with the November 16 meeting.